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“Deliberate policy interventions are necessary in order to advance job quality and social equity as California transitions to a carbon-neutral economy, just as such efforts are required to reduce pollution, protect human and environmental health, and to safeguard communities from an already-changing climate.” Tim Rainey (Executive Director for the California Workforce Development Board) and Kate […]

April 9, 2021

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Gridworks draws strength from the exceptional expertise and dedication of its people. Today we profile Arthur Haubenstock, Senior Fellow.   Long before joining Gridworks, Arthur — an attorney by training, mediator by birth order — had made a habit of taking on intractable problems.  His first essay to win a prize, at age 10, urged everyone to value the environment; in […]

March 26, 2021

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We are always pleased to celebrate the achievements of our partners and there is much to celebrate about the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission’s progress on reforming rate design and utility regulation.  In December, the Hawaii PUC filed Gridworks’ Advanced Rate Design Working Group Report, which synthesizes the outcomes of a three-month working group process aimed […]

March 15, 2021

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This week Gridworks launched a new initiative: Advancing High Road Labor Standards in Transportation Electrification.   The project will further Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-79-20 setting the goal of 100% zero-emission passenger cars and trucks by 2035, and 100% zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles by 2045. The Executive Order also calls for the development and […]

March 12, 2021

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We are excited to launch a new initiative that expands our work in transportation electrification.  With support from the Energy Foundation and the guidance of an esteemed Advisory Committee, Gridworks is embarking on a project to advance high road labor standards in transportation electrification. This transportation electrification project began with a broad objective: to identify […]

March 1, 2021

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Today Gridworks presents “Gas Resource and Infrastructure Planning for California,” our next step in leading California’s gas transition. This report provides industry leaders a how-to manual on planning for a more just and equitable system for customers, workers, and gas companies. The Gas Resource and Infrastructure Plan (GRIP) is a five-step process to assess the […]

January 27, 2021

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Friends, Happy New Year from Gridworks! We begin the year with a renewed focus on our mission: to convene, educate, and empower stakeholders working to build a healthier and more equitable, sustainable and affordable future for all through decarbonization.  As we bid good riddance to 2020, we want to share some of our accomplishments from the year […]

January 27, 2021

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This month Gridworks was pleased to welcome Aimee Barnes to our Board of Directors. Aimee brings over 15 years’ experience in climate, energy, and sustainability, spanning the state, federal and international levels, and the public, private, and non-profit sectors. She currently leads her own consulting practice, Hua Nani Partners, and serves as a senior advisor […]

January 12, 2021

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Gridworks is leading an initiative to help California Resource Adequacy market leaders address the troubled Resource Adequacy program. Our discussions are focusing on: Identifying current and future challenges for the heart of the program: maintaining a reliable balance of energy supply and demand How to evaluate the merits of different approaches, and Building consensus around […]

December 14, 2020

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In August a record-setting heat wave spanned the western United States causing enough stress on California’s grid to trigger blackouts. Since the outages, there has been a frenzy of finger pointing and fact-checking jockeying to answer “how could this have happened?” Gridworks Senior Fellows Arthur Haubenstock and Mike Florio, with a combined 50 years of experience in California energy markets, have put […]

September 17, 2020

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